stupid kernels

Fabio Fracassi f.fracassi at gmx.net
Wed Jan 31 02:52:16 PST 2001


On Wednesday 31 January 2001 10:00, you wrote:
> Well that was nice,
>
> I'm running Debian atm (yes, I know I should be running LFS :) and I tried
> to in stall kernel 2.4.0 a few days ago (the debian way) and the rcS script
> segfaulted and the kernel panicked every time I tried to install it.
> Today I tried to install kernel 2.4.1 (the normal way) and wouldn't you
> know it .... everything segfaulted at startup. I'm surprised it even got to
> the login pro mpt after all those segfaulting services. It wouldn't even
> mount /proc. So I"m a bit disappointed in all this.

> Can't figure out what's gone wrong. Maybe it's something to do with Debian
> woody's unstable packages (gcc 2.95.3 and glibc 2.2.1 or some such), but
> other Debian users report great results with the 2.4.0 kernels.
>

That somehow sounds as if you compiled for the wrong architecture, default
with the 2.4.x seris is PIII, let me guess, you don't have one, but didn't 
change it?

> So I'll just stick to 2.2.18 untill there's a distro that comes with kernel
> 2.4.1 (or successors) out of the box. At least then it should work. Maybe
> I'll try Mandrake with ReiserFS support and GRUB in the future (just to
> build LFS of course, I'm no sticking to an rpm based distro).

Go ahead, both reiserfs and GRUB are very good (IMHO)

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